Message from Our Leadership

Welcome to Highland Hall Waldorf School. Founded in 1955, our school has been serving the youth of Southern California for over 60 years. It is our joy and privilege to serve as the leadership team for the school and to support its educational mission.
Waldorf schools have been educating students worldwide for nearly 100 years, and Highland Hall is the oldest Waldorf school in the western United States. As with all great schools we provide a complete program of academic and artistic courses, developing both creative and critical thinking in the students we serve. But we also recognize that academics alone are not enough. Those skills must be coupled with moral discernment and the will to put those intellectual and heartfelt insights to work in the world. Our mission is to educate students so that our graduates are capable and committed to making a difference in the world.
It is this larger purpose that has led us to commit our lives to Waldorf education. Lynn Kern has been a member of the Highland Hall community for 30 years, both as a parent and as the school’s administrative director. Her family has had three generations of its children educated at Highland Hall, allowing her to see first hand the life shaping influence of this remarkable education. 
We invite you to learn more about Highland Hall and the genius of Waldorf education. Peruse the information on our web site, visit our beautiful 11 acre campus, and find out how your family too can be part of an educational program committed to “receiving the children with reverence, educating them with love and sending them forth in freedom*.”
Lynn Kern
Lynn Kern
Administrative Director
Ken Lavner
Ken Lavner
Pedagogical Chair

School Mission Statement

To guide students in the unique Waldorf curriculum, striving to endow each student with discernment in thought and action, a joy of learning, and a sense of wonder and reverence for life.


*The words of Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher and the founder of Waldorf education.